Omicron Alert: AP Govt To Speed Up Vaccination

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AMARAVATI:  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy lauded the efforts of the administration for effectively controlling the spread of Covid and instructed them to be on high alert with the Omicron variant. He directed the authorities to achieve 100 percent single-dose vaccination across the State by the end of December, especially concentrating on the backward districts and focus on completing the entire vaccination process at the earliest possible by coordinating with the Centre. He said that a door-to-door survey has been conducted 32 times in State, adding that the recovery rate is at 99.21 percent, while the mortality rate is only 0.7 percent.

The Chief Minister ordered the authorities to review the 104 call center, ensuring a quick response is given to the callers and build it as One-Stop Solution for all Covid queries. He said that it is very important to track and trace people who come from abroad. He directed the Collectors to follow up the establishment of PSA plants by private hospitals with an over 100-bed capacity and arrange a sufficient number of D-type cylinders and oxygen concentrators.

Welfare Schemes

The  Andhra Pradesh State government, as a New Year gift to beneficiaries of the social security pension, has enhanced it from the existing Rs 2,250 to Rs 2,500 per month from January 1, 2022.  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who held the Spandana review meeting with district officials on Tuesday, announced that the EBC Nestham Scheme will be launched on January 9, under which Rs 45,000 aid will be provided to poor women in the age group of 45-60 years hailing from upper castes in three years. The aid under the Rythu Bharosa Scheme will also be extended to beneficiaries in January. 

The Jagananna Sampoorna Gruha Hakku Scheme will be launched on December 21. Eligible poor who have been left out of various government schemes, will be provided the benefit on December 28, he said. 

The Chief Minister also directed officials to start the construction of houses by January 31st. The OTS Scheme will also be launched on December 21 and distribution of benefits to the newly applied beneficiaries under various schemes will be held on December 28th, followed by Rythu Bharosa in the month of January.

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Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, Agriculture Special CS Poonam Malakondaiah, Housing Special CS Ajay Jain, Municipal and Urban Development Special CS Y Srilakshmi, Medical Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Agriculture Marketing, Co-operative Principal Secretary Y Madhusudhan Reddy, Women and Child Welfare Chief Secretary A R Anuradha and other dignitaries were present.

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